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Australia Tour of India 2013 |Feb-Mar|

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Australia asks BCCI to shift Kanpur Test due to inapt international facilities ..... Shame

Sydney: Australia has urged the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to shift a Test match from Kanpur to some other venue during their upcoming tour due to lack of international facilities. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, an inspection team from Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian CricketerÃÔ Association (ACA) concluded that the amenities at Green Park in Kanpur, which has not hosted a Test since 2009, were inapt. The Test match is expected to be moved to Hyderabad, however, there are few political hindrances to be sorted out before this can happen. ACA chief executive Paul Marsh said neither they nor the CA were interested in playing at Kanpur, and added that the BCCI has been informed but no definitive response has been achieved yet. Marsh added that the change-room facilities are not up to international standard at Kanpur and there are various issues with the outfield and the pitch. Marsh said the main hurdle is that there is a lack of certain facilities that they would expect to be in place for international cricket. Green Park is the only Test venue in India owned by the state government rather than the cricket board, and the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association is likely to be compensated with another match, probably a one-day fixture, if the Test is moved. It`s understood the pre-tour assessment team was also unhappy with the only five-star hotel in Kanpur. The four-Test series in February and March, Australia`s last Test series before the Ashes, also includes Delhi, Mohali and Chennai.
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What the hell is BCCI doing with the millions of $ they rake as profits? One thing I like about them is they don't rip off the players in terms of remuneration but their INFRASTRUCTURE planning is seriously :facepalm: worthy and the biggest irony is that the head of BCCI owns one of the biggest CEMENT COMPANIES in India

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Didn't the BCCI have a rule in place which said state boards which did not have cricket stadiums of their own will not be allotted international matches. Looks like honourable Shuklaji has pocketed all the grants given by BCCI to each association for building a cricket stadium and used his political power to get a match allocated to an undeserving venue like Kanpur.

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Every time I make a plan to watch a match in Kanpur' date=' the match itself gets shifted somewhere else :facepalm:[/quote'] may you;re the reason why match gets shifted everytime:haha::winky:

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What does it mean by not of international standard?? I think they probably want western style toilet seats and not the indian style squat toilet' date=' which btw, is more healthy than the western one.[/quote'] :giggle::giggle: how is it healthy? its tiring

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:giggle::giggle: how is it healthy? its tiring
There is lots of data about how our indian style is healthier in preventing colon cancer and good for pregnant women. Anyway, dont want to derail the topic, you can do your own research. On topic: By international standards they often mean Western standards. If they want clean urinals that is a fair demand, but to expect western style toilet seats because their bowlers get hamstring injury doing indian style is nothing but pure snobbery. They must perform in indian conditions otherwise stay in australia.

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:giggle::giggle: how is it healthy? its tiring
I would like to see one of our own pretty doll cricketers to use the Indian style before we get the aussies :giggle:

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Revised schedule for Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2012-13 1st Test, Delhi – Feb 22-26, 2013 2nd Test, Mohali – Mar 2-6, 2013 3rd Test, Hyderabad – Mar 14-18, 2013 4th Test, Chennai – Mar 22-26, 2013

“The change was necessitated because the ongoing construction activity at the Green Park, Kanpur, would not have been completed in time for the Test,” said the BCCI in a press released. “This change is as per the rotation policy of the Board.”
http://cricketnext.in.com/live/news/bcci-shifts-kanpur-test-to-hyderabad/70147-13.html

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What the hell is BCCI doing with the millions of $ they rake as profits? One thing I like about them is they don't rip off the players in terms of remuneration but their INFRASTRUCTURE planning is seriously :facepalm: worthy and the biggest irony is that the head of BCCI owns one of the biggest CEMENT COMPANIES in India
ŵhe change was necessitated because the ongoing construction activity at the Green Park, Kanpur, would not have been completed in time for the Test, said the BCCI in a press released. ŵhis change is as per the rotation policy of the Board.

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Still' date=' I don't see any of our in-house Punjabis going to watch the match even for a day. They'll be busy sitting at home eating 'Chhole Bhature' and whining on ICF :P[/quote'] 3 march perfect i might catch day or 2:icflove:

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Every time I make a plan to watch a match in Kanpur' date=' the match itself gets shifted somewhere else :facepalm:[/quote'] Its God's (the real one, not the choker) way of telling you that you need to MOVE elsewhere.

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There is lots of data about how our indian style is healthier in preventing colon cancer and good for pregnant women. Anyway, dont want to derail the topic, you can do your own research. On topic: By international standards they often mean Western standards. If they want clean urinals that is a fair demand, but to expect western style toilet seats because their bowlers get hamstring injury doing indian style is nothing but pure snobbery. They must perform in indian conditions otherwise stay in australia.
When pundits talk of Indian, Australian etc conditions they arent on about the standards of toilet in various countrys.

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When pundits talk of Indian' date=' Australian etc conditions they arent on about the standards of toilet in various countrys.[/quote'] Either they are being politically correct or are armchair pundits.. because conditions is not limited to the pitch and the weather..it means anything and everything that takes getting used to by the visiting team..the transport, the hotel, the food, the toilet, security, crowds..whether noisy or wearing bikinis...everything that does affect the mind of the visiting player.

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What the hell is BCCI doing with the millions of $ they rake as profits? One thing I like about them is they don't rip off the players in terms of remuneration but their INFRASTRUCTURE planning is seriously :facepalm: worthy and the biggest irony is that the head of BCCI owns one of the biggest CEMENT COMPANIES in India
Which part of ground being owned by STATE GOVT and not BCCI do you not understand :om:

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nah Clarke has looked useless in the last 2 tours, looked close to all at sea against spin. He may have got runs in this Aussie home summer, but he's had enormous luck, no idea how he survived against SA, they looked to have him worked out. We shall see!

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nah Clarke has looked useless in the last 2 tours' date=' looked close to all at sea against spin. He may have got runs in this Aussie home summer, but he's had enormous luck, no idea how he survived against SA, they looked to have him worked out. We shall see![/quote'] Because Australia is the land of the flat batting paradises. A true-bounce pitch (which almost all australian grounds are) that is sun-baked and has no movement off the seam is far easier to bat on than the subcontinental dust bowls, since in the subcontinent, atleast spinners get something out of the dustbowls and clever pacers can vary pace (as the ball doesn't come on to the bat as predictably). On the other hand, whenever Australia faces a real bowling unit, it throws up total batting paradises where 600/3 is not a problem for even the middle-weight batsmen,nevermind the great ones. Plus you will see that most of the Aussie 'great' batsmen of the recent times- Hayden, Ponting, Hussey,Langer,etc. are all home-track bullies, far more so than the so-called 'Indian hometrack bullies'.

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Because Australia is the land of the flat batting paradises. A true-bounce pitch (which almost all australian grounds are) that is sun-baked and has no movement off the seam is far easier to bat on than the subcontinental dust bowls, since in the subcontinent, atleast spinners get something out of the dustbowls and clever pacers can vary pace (as the ball doesn't come on to the bat as predictably). On the other hand, whenever Australia faces a real bowling unit, it throws up total batting paradises where 600/3 is not a problem for even the middle-weight batsmen,nevermind the great ones. Plus you will see that most of the Aussie 'great' batsmen of the recent times- Hayden, Ponting, Hussey,Langer,etc. are all home-track bullies, far more so than the so-called 'Indian hometrack bullies'.
In that case India should have had no problem getting such scores when they last toured Australia, no ?

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My predictions: 1-1 (most likely, and Dhoni cements his place as captain of India forever and Srini mama dances, Indian cricket doomed forever) Or, Australia win 2-1 for the betterment of Indian cricket in the long run, LOL! I'll be supporting Australia therefore. Indian cricket deserves to lose for its poor administration and not lack of talent. What a shame!

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The big difference will be spinners. This series is played in March, the pitches will dry up because of heat and break and offer turn. Australia dont have quality spinners but Indian spinners are not experienced and accomplished either.

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